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Shady Grove

#67 of 3,217 Restaurants in Austin
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1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
+1 512-474-9991
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Shady Grove is located in the heart of 78704 in Austin, TX. Nestled under...
Shady Grove is located in the heart of 78704 in Austin, TX. Nestled under the shade of a tall pecan grove, we have been serving up Austin-inspired home cooking, cocktails, sunshine and smiles since 1992. In the months of April through September, Shady Grove hosts KGSR's Unplugged at The Grove, one of Austin's longest running free live music series, every Thursday night at 8pm.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 141
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  • 130
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Glad to Meet You, Shady Grove

Very nice outdoor seating, very friendly staff, very good food, we've only been in Austen 4 days and we've been twice. First time: Country fried chicken steak, green chili rice, collard greens with bacon. Second time: Asian noodle salad. Both were excellent. They are popular, so there is a wait... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
AmieD465
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Very nice outdoor seating, very friendly staff, very good food, we've only been in Austen 4 days and we've been twice. First time: Country fried chicken steak, green chili rice, collard greens with bacon. Second time: Asian noodle salad. Both were excellent. They are popular, so there is a wait. But it's a comfortable, pleasant place to wait.

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St. Helena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here on a sunny Austin day with several hundred other folks. The staff was lovely and accommodating. The food was very good, with healthy choices like salads. Only complaint is there are only 2 bathrooms inside the restaurant. They need more!!!!!

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Shady is close to Barton Springs. It has a wonderful outdoor dining area. We sat at the outdoor bar and enjoyed a cheeseburger and Cobb salad.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Shady Grove is best on a nice day, where you can sit outside and listen to their (usually good) live music. The interior is a nice retro-diner vibe, too. The menu has a variety of Tex-Mex. I most often get the Texas Chili Burger. On my most recent visit, service was good. Sometimes, Shady Grove can be very crowded and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I was visiting family in Austin, and they took me to Shady Grove for lunch. It was a nice sunny day and the patio was an enjoyable spot to eat a Southwest Caesar Salad (very yummy).

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great place for an after work beverage or two or three or four. . . . close to downtown (walk-able if you really want). I only had drinks and some chips, but their food menu seemed very appealing

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Cypress, Texas, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

While in town for the state swim/dive meet my son recommended we try this place. Great patio. There were 7 of us, that ordered a variety of menu items. Everyone was very pleased with their food. Will definitely return.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I attended as an out-of-towner for a wedding rehearsal dinner on a night of perfect weather, with no knowledge of all the other restaurants in this neighborhood and beyond, so can't really compare locally - but here's what I do know: - the outdoor seating is awesome (we waited extra for it though they offered our party of 20+ indoor... More 

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Boise, ID
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Ate in the bar, because the wait was an hour and 45 minutes... Good food, homemade fries, good veggie burger. Its a dive, kind of dirty and needs a makeover inside. I would have preferred eating outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The atmosphere out on the patio cannot be beat. The inside is fun and nostalgic but outside is best. Try the Green Chili chicken fried steak. It is very good! Steak isn't always the best cut of meat, but the green chili sauce is the bomb!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-474-9991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Shady Grove is located in the heart of 78704 in Austin, TX. Nestled under the shade of a tall pecan grove, we have been serving up Austin-inspired home cooking, cocktails, sunshine and smiles since 1992. In the months of April through September, Shady Grove hosts KGSR's Unplugged at The Grove, one of Austin's longest running free live music series, every Thursday night at 8pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?